US Navy medic killed by military police after shooting in Maryland

Katie Ramirez
April 7, 2021

Earlier on Tuesday, police said that two people were injured as a result of a shooting incident in the city of Frederick in western Maryland, US, police said, adding that one suspect was down.

Lando said shortly after, authorities learned the suspect had traveled to U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick, about a 10-minute drive away, where the suspect was shot.

When Woldesenbet arrived at a Fort Detrick checkpoint he initially stopped and Army officials attempted to confirm his identity.

According to the base, the armed suspect breached the Nalin Pond gate.

Tuesday morning's press conference came moments after the U.S. Navy confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday that an "active shooter incident" took place at Fort Detrick - a nearby Army base - and that sailors were involved in the incident. She said Frederick police had given base officials advance notice, "so we knew that he was out there".

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Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said officers found two men with gunshot wounds.

The gunman drove through a gate at an entrance to the base before military personnel confronted him on a road inside, said Fort Detrick spokeswoman Lanessa Hill.

He said the base had been training for an active-shooter scenario similar to this and expected to conduct a full rehearsal in about a week. "But you always know, perhaps in the back of your mind, that that's just luck - that there isn't any reason why it couldn't happen here". He said the suspect, a 38-year-old man, entered a business at Riverside Tech Park and that people fled the premises.

"It's happening too frequently", he said.

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